Raptors have played 22 road games and 41 games overall. Before the weekend is done, we'll be at 42 games.
Meanwhile, Bucks have played 38 games and just 16 on the road where they are mediocre 9-7. Yes, 16, six less than Raptors. They also played three games less, four before the weekend is over.
They've practically been at home, resting and practicing for most of the season. Less games, less travel. That naturally allows you to perform better and play more consistent basketball.
But the other side of that coin is, you've got some distance to cover now and travel the world a bit. Better be ready Bambi. Ten out of their next fourteen are on the road. Better be ready. Some hungry teams there. You needed that win last night, needed the breaker and cushion.
We meet again in exactly eleven games for both teams. For them, four of those will be at home. For us, six of those will be at home.
Our season ends with five out of seven on the road, so between now and then, we have a home heavy schedule that should allow for some nice practice time and rest. Includes a 6 game home stand that is split by All-Star break. If healthy, we should be able to improve a lot. And given how last night went, the the number one seed is our to lose. One perk for me, I wanna see Nurse coach the All-Star game. That would be cool.
Less games and they're ahead of us in the standings. That means they have three games in hand and lead the season series 2-1. They're the favorites to win the conference right now.